Trade

Our trade publications promote a development-friendly global trading system that creates greater trading opportunities for developing countries, while also strengthening national and regional capacities for export response from the poorest and most vulnerable countries.

Publication date: 11 September 2017
Format: Paperback

This publication seeks to help Commonwealth developing countries adapt to emerging trade issues such as climate change, e-commerce, implementation of the SDGs, and the role of Micro, Small and Medium-sized enterprises and GVCs . It addresses systemic issues that impact on the participation in the multilateral trading system and WTO negotiations.

Publication date: 7 August 2017
Format: Paperback

This publication provides a careful examination of global value chains (GVCs) within which Commonwealth members countries specialise at the sectoral level: manufacturing, services and commodity trade, including within the realm of the oceans economy, and reflects on future fragmentation processes.

Contributor: Paul R. Baker
Publication date: 24 July 2017
Format: Paperback

E-Commerce and Digital Trade reviews the current frameworks, legal issues, empirical data, WTO member states proposals, and existing literature. It is designed for policy-makers in Commonwealth small states, LDCs, and sub-Saharan African countries to participate in global work on the subject area, including the WTO work programme on e-commerce.

Contributor: Brendan Vickers
Publication date: 16 March 2017
Format: Paperback

This publication advises and informs on current dynamics, opportunities, challenges and policy options for Africa’s regional integration agenda. It is a unique resource for supporting capacity-building on African regional trade issues.

Contributor: LDCIV Monitor
Publication date: 29 August 2016
Format: Paperback

Achieving the Istanbul Programme of Action by 2020 focuses on four specific themes: structural transformation and export diversification in the LDCs; prospects of graduation of countries from the LDC group; implications of the 2030 Agenda in view of LDC concerns; and new challenges facing LDCs in their pursuit for achieving SDGs.

Series title: Commonwealth Trade Review Series
Number within series: 1
Publication date: 25 November 2015
Format: Paperback

Fundamental changes are taking place in the global trade landscape, and the Commonwealth, with its diverse membership, is adapting to and coming to terms with these changes. Offering insightful perspectives on topical issues that can contribute to promoting the role of trade in development, Commonwealth Trade Review 2015 addresses these issues.

Publication date: 20 November 2015
Format: Paperback

This study provides a fresh perspective on how measures can be taken to enhance the participation of small states and least developed countries (LDCs) in the multilateral trading system. It contributes to the ongoing general debate about reforming the World Trade Organization and global trade governance.

Publication date: 1 November 2014
Format: Paperback, Hardback

This volume presents an objective assessment of trade and economic co-operation among South Asian nations and highlights policy issues to foster regional integration. It presents insightful perspectives on potential new areas of co-operation, emerging challenges, and country-specific views on regional and bilateral trade co-operation issues.

Publication date: 25 November 2013
Format: Paperback, Hardback

Aid for Trade has been an integral part of ODA since the WTO 2005 Ministerial. This volume of 16 papers provides a comprehensive review of the AfT initiative, examining effectiveness, current issues and future directions including an alternative way to improve trade for developing countries from Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stigliz.

Publication date: 20 June 2013
Format: Paperback

Aid for trade has not delivered on its initial promise. To create a genuinely pro-development trade liberalisation agenda, Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph E Stiglitz and Andrew Charlton put forward proposals that will help international trade work for developing countries and preserve a development-friendly multilateral trading system.

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